New Music

Music Director Candy Pennetta  tells us about the new music to hit KVNF every week, and gives us her top pick for the week.

Sister Sparrow / Gold / Thirty Tigers

The lead singer of the acclaimed "Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds;"  Arleigh Kincheloe, takes her Soul/Pop sound to new heights with her songwriting and remarkable vocals...

Tom Petty / An American Treasure / Reprise

26 Tracks from a 2018 Compilation Boxed Set from the beloved artist, including rare and unreleased tracks plus more obscure songs showcasing Petty solos, along with the Heartbreakers & Mudcrutch... A bittersweet collection...

Jose James / Lean On Me / Blue Note: The Modern Jazz/HipHop/Soulful Vocalist has chosen to cover the legendary Bill Withers and 12 of his legendary tunes...Inspiring and reminisecent...

Ural Thomas & The Pain / The Right Time / Tender Loving Empire: Whoa! 11 Tracks with Vocals that will chill you, heat you up, and have you looking for that dance partner, plus hot, hot, hot Baritone Sax, Bass, Guitars, Vibraphone, Trumpet, Piano, Organ - Listen to the voice and try to believe he is almost 80 years old! Gotta love it!

Kandace Springs / Indigo / Blue Note: With her second release, the Nashville born vocalist blurs the lines of Jazz/Soul/Funk/Old & New/ and may remind you at moments of Norah Jones or Sade, but she maintains her unique sound with interpretive skill...And Prince liked her...!

Paul Simon / In The Blue Light / Sony Legacy

Ever one to stretch and explore, Paul Simon revisits 10 of his favorite (and not necessarily the most popular) tunes with clever alterations to the lyrics, arrangements and harmonies. Joined by the likes of Wynton Marsalis, John Patittucci, Wycliffe Gordon, Bill Frisell, Jack DeJohnette and others, his latest musical adventure will take you on a perfect ride...

New Reveille / the Keep / Loud & Proud Records: They sound pretty great...

Mike Farris / Silver & Stone / Compass: From The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies, to backing Stevie Ray Vaughan in Double Trouble and a lot of experience along the way, including the 2015 Grammy for Best Roots/Gospel Recording, Tennessee born and bred Mike Farris has always been the most Soulful of singers and this release is a testament to his resilience and musicianship - AND Joe Bonamassa helps Mike  take everyone to church on "Movin Me..."

The California Honeydrops / Call it Home Vol 1 & 2 / TubTone: R&B, Blues, Soul, Funk, New Orleans Jazz, Feel Good Music all around with this Bay Area Based Collective! They will have you struttin' and smilin' all the way down the road - Oh, and it is a double CD! Oh, and one of their fans, Bonnie Raitt is featured on the title track...

The War and Treaty / Healing Tide / Thirty Tigers: The debut release from husband and wife  Michael & Tanya Trotter, produced by Buddy Miller and filled with Soul, Sweat and Shouting are a testament to their talent, passion and purpose...

Ray Davies / Our Country - Americana act II - Legacy: One of the "English Invaders" offers up 19 tracks, a few spoken word profundities and a whole lot of Rockin Country  music...

Duane Betts / Sketches Of American Music / Duane Betts: Collaborating with Steve Cropper and Stoll Vaughan, recorded In Nashville and LA, the 6 track CD features tunes written by Betts and Vaughan and should have you wanting to get to more of his live shows with Devon Allman and with his father Dickey Betts...

Shannon Shaw / Shannon In Nashville / Easy Eye Sound: From Shannon & The Clams (She has not abandoned her homeboys!)   to a debut solo album produced by Dan Auerbach (and he plays guitar on the CD), the Sassy and Brassy girl  with the impressive eyeliner and PowerHouse Pipes is a new favorite...

Marcus Miller / Laid Black / Blue Note:  Jazz fans and all others alike should enjoy the Funky, Hip, Jazzy, Happening sound that Marcus Miller, Selah Sue (doing a cool version of Que Sera Sera), Trombone Shorty, Jonathan Butler & Take 6... serenade you with on the 9 tracks with that incredible bass, plus horns and keyboards, drums and more...

Angelique Kidjo / Remain in Light / KravenWorks: Powerful Vocals from a World Music Legend, Resillient Lyrics from 40 years ago and the Talking Heads Legendary album, Drumming from the AfroBeat Legend Tony Allen, Excellent production and you have another Legendary Release...

Angelique Kidjo / Remain in Light / KravenWorks: Powerful Vocals from a World Music Legend, Resilient Lyrics from 40 years ago and the Talking Heads Legendary album, Drumming from the AfroBeat Legend Tony Allen, Excellent production and you have another Legendary Release...

Roger Daltry / As Long As I Have You / Republic: With his 10th solo album after multiple hits with the Who, Daltrey is joined again by Pete Townshend on guitar with a perfect blend of original material and covers of soulful hits from Stevie Wonder, Nick Cave, Stephen Stills and others...

The Suffers / Everything Here / Shanachie: "The Electrifying 8 Piece Wonder Band Bring Gulf Coast Soul to the World..." They bring Profound Songwriting. Family, Heart and True Soul too...

Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 - Island: Wow! A perfect marriage of  Rock and Reggae with powerful and unmistakable lyrics, recorded in Jamaica and NY with lots of guests (Robbie Shakespeare, Morgan Heritage, Branford Marsalis,...) plus a whole second disc with a pretty cool interview that you do not want to overlook, and 5 more legendary Sting tunes performed live in Kingston, Jamaica...Wow!

Alice Merton / No Roots / Mom+Pop-Paper Planes Records: A young voice within an old soul, a woman of the world  (Berlin, London, NY, Connecticut, Canada, a singer/songwriter to keep an eye on...

Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads / Talking Dreads /BFD: Like Reggae? Like Talking Heads? Try out the new one from TomTom Club vet Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads as they take on the Talking Heads catalog...Great tunes and their Reggae spirited interpretation make for a great ride...

Walter Wolfman Washington / My Future Is My Past / Anti: With Irma Thomas, Ivan Neville & Jon Cleary playing with the 74 year old New Orleans legend, the result may be Mellower and Jazzier than anticipated but truly Soulful and Beautiful with production by Ben Ellman of Galactic...

David Starr / South and West / David Starr: Songs written and produced by Coloradan David Starr in Nashville and Cedaredge showcase his artistry, talent and musicianship  described as: "...Classic, acoustic, songwriter/troubador stuff that harkens back to the best of the James Taylor/Joni Mitchell era..."

Jay Douglas / Lovers Paradise / MegaCity: Old School Reggae (Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica) mashed up with Old School Soul (Involved in the Toronto Music Scene...), Jay Douglas is "Perhaps The Greatest Reggae Veteran Most People Have Never Heard Of..." and with 17 "Best Of" and newer tracks, he should become very well known...

Tom Misch / Geography / Beyond The Groove: The debut release on his own label proves that the British Singer, Jazz Guitarist/Multi Instrumentalist, Songwriter brings a remarkable blend of Dance, Jazz, Disco, R&B & Techno to the table with guests DeLaSoul, Goldlink, Poppy Ajudha & Loyle Carner. Listen and Love...

Van Morrison & Joey DeFrancesco / You're Driving Me Crazy / Legacy: The vocals from Van are familiar and his songwriting continues to  captivate, and Joey's Hammond organ joined by his band members with Guitar, Drums and Tenor Saxophone make the 15 tunes a treasure trove of Jazzy, Bluesy, haunting melody and message.

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio / Close But No Cigar / Colemine Records: The Seattle trio (Delvon Lamarr on Organ, Jimmy James on Guitar and David McGraw on drums) plays a sweet blend of RetroSoul/Jazz Funk/R&B/Rock and the ten tracks will make you love the organ all over again...

Durand Jones & The Indications / Durand Jones & The Indications / Dead Oceans-ColeMine Records: Durand Jones is a genuine Soul singer with the nostalgic sound  of James Brown/Marvin Gaye/Smokey Robinson/The Meters and with his bandmates of  funky horns, organ, guitar and his own OutOfThisWorld vocals; 8 tracks is not enough!

Roots of Creation / Grateful Dub / Bomb Shelter: With the 6 member Roots of Creation and featured guest performances by Stephen Marley, Melvin Seals, G. Love, Asher and Haley Jane;  the 13  selected Dead covers are "Reggaefied"  and a fitting, danceable, fabulous tribute...

Paul Thorn / Don't Let the Devil Ride / Perpetual Obscurity: A Rockin Blues/Gospel release from the son of a Pentecostal Preacher, Ex Boxer and Musician Extraordinaire...With guest appearances from  Blind Boys of Alabama, McCrary Sisters, Preservation Hall Jazz Horns and Bonnie Bishop; it is a winner - Everyone should play his version of  "Love Train" every day...

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